One of my favorite trends for fall is the long denim (maxi or midi) skirt. I shared some inspo here, and then rushed to order this ecru denim skirt (more sizes here) from new-to-me denim line Still Here. I took my true size and found it runs a tiny bit small, but still fit (I’m keeping the size I ordered). My ecru skirt is nearly sold out, but the same brand carries a denim wash variation, too, and I found this similar ecru colored denim skirt from cool brand Aligne. I am also eyeing this dark wash style from SLVRLAKE, which is more or less the “it” brand for denim skirts at the moment — they keep selling out! Reformation also has a great take on the trend in super interesting washes — the brown/khaki is amazing! — or get the look for less with Gap or Mango.
This first look here is quintessential Jen — like, this is my inner preppy self from childhood. I think I actually wore this exact outfit when I was 15 or 16, minus the elegant handbag (from FRP Collection) and woven ballet flats (Loeffler Randall — eyeing this similar pair from the same brand for fall). The oxford is, of course, timeless RL. Depending on work environment, you could likely pull this off in-office.
As we head into chillier weather, how amazing will the skirt look layered with a neutral knit — I’m wearing my Alice Walk Alpaca crewneck below, the kind of sweater you buy and wear forever and ever. Their knits are top of the line and the fit is fantastic. Jenni Kayne has a similar one with a slightly slouchier fit if that’s what you’re after. Would love to style with a pair of boots like these or these.
For something a bit more slick / date night territory, I also liked styling with a black silk button-down blouse (mine is very old J. Crew, but similar here and here), my strappy Alexandre Birman sandals (similar here), and my Chanel bag. I’ve also been getting a lot of wear out of my Dorsey white sapphire necklace — been pushing myself to style it more casually with looks like the one below. Fun bit of bling!
P.S. More fabulous chocolate brown finds here.
P.P.S. “Many things can be true at once. Life is full of multivalence and contradiction. Part of living artfully is embracing those multitudes, not forcing them to resolve to a fine and clear point.” From my musing here.
P.P.P.S. You must try this salsa verde this summer. I promise you will find yourself pouring it on everything you eat.